Evolve's Four New Hunters Revealed and Detailed
Written Thursday, May 22, 2014 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Turtle Rock Studios has revealed the second set of hunters you'll be able to play as in Evolve when it launches this October, giving you an alternate option to previously revealed hunters Markov (Assault), Griffin (Trapper), Hank (Support) and Val (Medic).
Here's a quick rundown of the four new hunters announced for Evolve:
Hyde (Assault) - Packing a minigun in place of Markov's assault rifle, Hyde's most damaging weapon requires getting up close and personal with the monster, just like Markov's lightning gun. Hyde has a flamethrower integrated into his left arm, describred by Turtle Rock co-founder Chris Ashton as the game’s “shortest ranged, but most powerful weapon.” Hyde also has toxic grenades and a class-based personal shield that renders him temporarily invulnerable.
Maggie (Trapper) - As well as a machine pistol and harpoon traps like Griffin's, Maggie also has mobile arenas she can drop like her moustachioed counterpart, to hold the monster in place and prevent it from escaping. It's her 'Trapjaw' companion Daisy, a toothsome, aggressive beast that can revive teammates, that really sets Maggie apart from the rest of the gang. Daisy can also sniff out the monster, which is vital to the hunt.
Lazarus (Medic) - Like Val, Lazarus rocks a sniper rifle as his main weapon, but where Val has a medgun to heal at range, Lazarus uses his 'Lazarus Device' to resurrect dead allies. His class-based healing burst is another ability he has in common with Val, as is his personal cloak that allows him to stick to the shadows and strategically intervene when the team is under threat.
Bucket (Support) - The only mechanical hunter revealed thus far, Bucket has a guided missile launcher and sentry guns that he can deploy, as well as a silent UAV. Bucket can actually detach his head and send it hovering around the map like a drone, enabling him to quickly get an overview of the map and pinpoint the monster. He can also use a cloaking field, which is no doubt invaluable when he's standing headless, waiting for his bonce to fly back.
Alongside the four new hunters revealed today, Turtle Rock also confirmed a new desert map, with tighter spaces to traverse and new wildlife to contend with. It joins more than a dozen maps planned for the full game when it releases. Check out the new hunters in the images below (you'll find more in the gallery), then look out for more monsters and other new stuff ahead of Evolve's launch for Xbox One, PS4 and PC on October 21st, 2014.